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KidspirationFor Grades         K-6          Meredith Martin Mantua Township Schools    mmartin@mantuaschools.comhttp://www...
What is Kidspiration?•   Cross Curricular•   Multi Grade Level•   Expandable•   Customizable
Getting Started With Kidspiration• The Starter Screen   – Using Pre-Made     Activities   – Picture View   – Writing View
Using the Activities• Kidspiration comes with a variety of pre-made  activities in several different subject areas.• You c...
Picture View• Create story maps, flow  charts, and outlines• Use SuperGroupers to  create Venn Diagrams  and other sorting...
Super Groupers• Use to create sorting and  categorizing activities• Venn Diagrams• Create you own!
Writing View• Create outlines• Linked to picture view• Publish to Word or  Appleworks to edit and  create final story or  ...
Switching Between Views• Create a flow chart or  story map in Picture  view• Switch to Writing view to  create an outline ...
Exporting Work• Export as picture file   – Can then be imported into     Word or other program• Export as HTML   – Create ...
Create Your Own Templates• You can create custom  templates easily in  Kidspiration• Use the Teacher Menu to  access the A...
Downloading Templates• There are hundreds of  pre-made Kidspiration  templates available on  the web• http://www.techfor  ...
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Kidspiration for grades k 6

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A getting started guide for Kidspiration

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Kidspiration for grades k 6

  1. 1. KidspirationFor Grades K-6 Meredith Martin Mantua Township Schools mmartin@mantuaschools.comhttp://www.techforteachers.com
  2. 2. What is Kidspiration?• Cross Curricular• Multi Grade Level• Expandable• Customizable
  3. 3. Getting Started With Kidspiration• The Starter Screen – Using Pre-Made Activities – Picture View – Writing View
  4. 4. Using the Activities• Kidspiration comes with a variety of pre-made activities in several different subject areas.• You can add templates to the Activities area by downloading pre-made templates from the web or by creating your own.
  5. 5. Picture View• Create story maps, flow charts, and outlines• Use SuperGroupers to create Venn Diagrams and other sorting activities• Add pictures from the Library, or import graphics saved on your hard drive• Add text boxes
  6. 6. Super Groupers• Use to create sorting and categorizing activities• Venn Diagrams• Create you own!
  7. 7. Writing View• Create outlines• Linked to picture view• Publish to Word or Appleworks to edit and create final story or outline
  8. 8. Switching Between Views• Create a flow chart or story map in Picture view• Switch to Writing view to create an outline based on the picture• Expand picture activities in the Writing view
  9. 9. Exporting Work• Export as picture file – Can then be imported into Word or other program• Export as HTML – Create student portfolio online
  10. 10. Create Your Own Templates• You can create custom templates easily in Kidspiration• Use the Teacher Menu to access the Activity Wizard• Customize your activity settings• Save in the Kidspiration Activity categories
  11. 11. Downloading Templates• There are hundreds of pre-made Kidspiration templates available on the web• http://www.techfor teachers.com – go to the Kidspiration link on the side• Google – search for Kidspiration templates

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